• Title/Summary/Keyword: dendrohydrology

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Growth Response of Pinus densiflora to Hydrologic Conditions in the Central Korea (수문 요인에 대한 중부 지역 소나무의 생장 반응)

  • Kim, Je-Su
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Environmental Restoration Technology
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    • v.2 no.1
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    • pp.66-71
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    • 1999
  • Main concern is to figure out the growth response of Pinus densiflora to hydrologic conditions in the central Korea. Continuous measurements were carried out with six trees with dendrometers in the Chungbuk National University experimental forest (Wolak-san) during 1995~1996. Surrounding hydrological conditions reflected by the solar radiation, air temperature, precipitation, soil water were included in measurements. Their effects on the biological response of trees was investigated and expressed as response functions. With these response functions, tree growth model was developed. Soil water availability was more related to the tree growth than air temperature. Limited number of biological measurements with dendrometer could permit determination of dynamics of radial tree growth to the hydrological conditions. Tree growth model could be used to check and revise the statistical transfer function of dendrohydrology.

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